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"Fier beware" (Aldinga Airport):
I am new to this site and was directed towards this site by a pilot who suffered CASA investigation and subsequent difficulties with CASA.
Fortunately it was all resolved with CASA not proceeding due to the misinformation and unqualified information passed on to them by the operators of the Flying School at ADG.
I totally agree with "My Experience" The Australian way (And take note re: Flier beware, regarding racist comments and growing up) is to take the person aside who the operators think did something wrong and have a quite talk and resolve the problem. We do not run to someone like CASA and whinge. Is this where the sayings come from "Whinging Poms" It is sort of like running to the principle at school and telling tales about other mischievous souls to try and gain recognition for oneself. So maybe you and the operators should grow up.
I too am aware of the dobbing in, hide in the trees and spy on them, and the list unfortunately goes on.
And yes I also agree that for a stranger to attempt to enter the circuit on a busy day is an absolute nightmare as the Flying school may be operating on 3 runways with very little wind. That is dangerous.
Initially I decided not to post any article on this site as I think that there is too much crap flying around.
But where there is smoke, there is a fire and when I read the article about growing up and racism, I just had to respond.
Australians are a breed who have been labelled a weird mob. We live by rules that in general embrace our mates and stand by our mates. We are not dobbers. We address the problems. ADG is certainly different.
However, the points have been now clearly expressed and one should now sit back and take note of where the operators are heading.
Unfortunately the aviation industry is a small world and whist Australia is a big country, we do fly around and go places and it is very sad when interstate and someone tells one what a beautiful place ADG is but what a crappy and dangerous place to fly into.
I find that extremely saddening and sincerely hope that this can change.
But its the old story, give a dog a bad name and it sticks.
With a bit of luck they would be reading these articles, and I suspect they are because I believe that the mechanic who defended the operators, flew for them.
So Please lets move on and be constructive. We have all had our say.
well flyer beware I seem to remember the Australian way is to give people a fair go - not attack them. Oh well, I suppose its ok as long as you know who you are.
That's the Australian way cobber. Give people a fair go awright.
These people were welcomed to Australia, and remember they choose to come here, we did not ask them, and we gave them the biggest fair go that they could wish for.
Then they attack our flying culture, dob fliers in to CASA but have the attitude do as we say, not do as we do.
Two standards cobber. No fair go cobber.
Seems to me where there is smoke there is a fire and there sure as hell is plenty of smoke.